Michelob (Original Lager) - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by rlg5150:
3.45/5 rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Budweiser and PBR are the only non-light macros I've had so I'll be comparing this beer to them.
Compared to those, it's definitely a lot better. Looks and smells pretty much the same but the taste actually has some hops in it unlike its adjunct brothers.
I, however, am not a fan of the style at all. Even though there's a little bit of hop bitterness to balance it out unlike Budweiser, it's still too sweet. Like, sickeningly sweet.. To me anyway. I don't know, I enjoy the sweetness of something like a Sam Adams Double Bock but it's a different kind of sweet.
That being said, the mouthfeel is refreshing and drinkability is fairly high if you like this style. If I'm going to drink something like this I'd rather have a light beer, though... Light beers, although watery, are much less sweet. Good for a night of drinking with your non-craft friends I suppose.
Bottom line, if you're going to drink BMC macros, get Michelob.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2010 23:35:11 | More by rlg5150
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3.65/5 rDev +36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
My inaugural BeerAdvocate review! I figured I'd pick the first beer I ever had.
Bottle 13320 (November 16th, 2013?) CFQ3, from a standard shaker glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep gold, totally clear, 1/2" head, fades to a lingering foam. LOTS of carbonation.
Aroma: Mild, slight "stale beer" smell, slightly adjuncty/grainy.
Taste: Decent maltiness; fairly sweet on arrival, stays sweet across mid-palate. Grainy. rich/thick. Slight hoppy bitterness at the end. Not what I would call a "clean" finish - it sticks with you a while.
Mouthfeel: Slick and extremely carbonated. Foamy. Mid-weight, not too heavy, but decidedly heavier than PBR or Budweiser.
Overall: Three things strike me: (1) It is pretty decent for what it is ($7.50/6-pack!); (2) it is not going to win any awards; and (3) it tastes exactly as I remember it as a youngster, taking a sip of Dad's. Beer snobs everywhere can flame on, but I like this casual and unpretentious beer. It is greater than the sum of its parts.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2014 03:18:39 | More by SaltofOH
Michelob (Original Lager) from Anheuser-Busch
63 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.